Operation targets travelling criminals

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Travelling criminals operating across the North of England and Scotland were targeted in a multi-force operation.

Approximately 90 officers from Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Northumbria and Scotland were involved in the operation.

Officers from local policing teams were joined by colleagues from roads policing teams, the Special Constabulary, dog handlers and PCSOs.

It was an intelligence-led operation, aiming to:

- Gather intelligence on travelling criminals

- Prevent and disrupt criminal activity

- Provide high visibility presence to reassure local communities. Police targeted known criminals and their vehicles, stopping and searching them.